GENEVIEVE

Director/Choreographer/Instructor

Genevieve has over 15 years experience in dance training and performance in styles such as Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Kizomba, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Pole Dancing. She was also trained in gymnastics since she was 7. Dancing is her way of telling a story through movement in a song. She started Bailar Productions focusing on the glitz and glamour of latin dancing because she loves being on stage and going through the choreography, training and effort it takes to produce a well-executed performance piece. She does not believe that dance styles should be confined to their boxes and loves fusing different dance styles together giving rise to the Latin Fusion styles that Bailar Productions is known for!

HANNAH

Co-director/Choreographer/Instructor

Hannah has been dancing since she was 5 and she started dancing because she wanted to spend time with her friend (how cute is that?!). With over 21 years of dance experience in Jazz, Tap, contemporary, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Ballroom, Street Latin, Kizomba, Zouk, Tango, Reggaeton, Traditional Indian, Irish and Scottish dance, this girl is a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor. She has been teaching dance for the last 11 years and is a seasoned perfomer. Dance makes her feel complete and allows her to meditate through movement. She loves performing and choreographing as it enables her to explore the creative expression of music! Plus nothing beats the rush of getting on stage and killing it!

STEFANO

Choreographer/Instructor

Stefano is our resident Italian stud and has been dancing for more than 10 years. He has trained under prominent latin artists such as Fernando Sosa, Johnny Vasquez, The Berardi Twins, Wilmer y Maria, and Chiquito and has participated in competitions around Europe. With a hip hop background, Stefano’s first love was Cuban Salsa - specialising in Rumba Guagancò. Expanding his dance training, he moved into Puerto Rican salsa (on1) and has been choreographing, teaching and performing around Australia, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia for the last 4 years. He has recently stepped into the world of Salsa On2 (New York Style) aiming to develop his skills through training and new shows. During social dancing he likes to mix all these styles in one, playing with the music to create energetic displays on the social dance floor. When he is not on the social latin dancefloor, you can find him busting out his "Magic Mike" style moves in the clubs!

DES

Instructor

Des has over 12 years experience in Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba and 9 years teaching all levels from total beginners and upwards. He has trained across the world under teachers in Australia, USA and Europe, including bachata pioneers Jorjet Alcocer, Juan Ruiz, Ataca & La Alemana, and Daniel & Desiree. He believes that dance should be accessible to everybody and is a language that anyone can learn. His passion is teaching people to discover their connection to music and starting them off on their own dance journeys!

DEE

Instructor

Dee has been actively dancing and teaching for the last 4 years. Her love of dance started with Cuban Salsa. She was part of the competition team representing Western Australia in the 2018 Australian Rueda Championship. The team placed first and Dee was awarded the Best Female Dancer in the Professional category.  Her love for music exposed her to various other dance styles such as Bachata and Kizomba. She believes that dance is a beautiful form of communication and anyone should be able to express themselves artistically. Her journey into the dance world has been breathtaking and she is excited to be able to help others on their own amazing discovery of dance and music.

FIONA

Instructor

Fiona is a lover of movement, from sport to dance and yoga, she is always on the move. This pocket rocket has over 12 years of dance experience, performing in styles ranging from hip hop, and Afro to Salsa. She has also been practicing yoga for over 15 years and started teaching it three years ago. Fiona currently teaches Vinyasa, Yin as well as chair yoga for active older adults. Teaching yoga has brought so much joy to her life and she loves watching her students flourish physically and mentally. Yoga has been the perfect balance to her active lifestyle, building strength, flexibility and resilience in both the body and mind. On top of her Yoga teachings, Fiona also teaches Zumba, a passion of hers for over 7 years, and beginner Afro grooves. Her favourite thing about dance is how it brings so many people together and how freeing and empowering it is.

KIARA

Instructor

Kiara’s love and enthusiasm for dance has seen her travel the world to learn, teach and perform. Most recently travelling Australia for the Fringe Festival to perform with the Cultural Renegades, she has also enjoyed dancing in LA, New York, Vancouver and Jamaica. Although she has trained, taught and found joy in many styles of dance, Kiara has found a passion and community through Dancehall that has motivated her to teach at dance studios around Perth and help to coordinate many events to support and encourage the growing Dancehall community in Perth, including both the annual WA Dancehall King and Queen Competition and The WA Dancehall Camp.

 

Kiara has been teaching and choreographing since the age of 15 and enjoys facilitating an accepting, energetic, fun and comfortable environment in which to learn. Her performance credits include Beenie Man, Stonebwoy, Razor B, Jay Sean, Soukouss Internationale and Adrian Dzvuke.

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